Gran Turismo Sport won’t be released until sometime in 2017. This was announced today by developer Polyphony Digital. The game was originally scheduled to launch on November 15 in North America and Japan.
Polyphony Digital canceled an open beta to cut down on development time, but that doesn’t seem to have helped matters.
Gran Turismo Sport was revealed in October 2015, and at that time, a beta was scheduled for early 2016.
The racing game was available to demo at E3 in June and at Gamescom earlier in August. However, gamers will have to wait a little longer to play the finished product.
Kazunori Yamauchi, the founder of Polyphony Digital, wrote the following letter on the PlayStation Blog this morning:
“Hello GT Community — I am sharing some news today that we have made the difficult decision to delay the release of Gran Turismo Sport to 2017. GT Sport is Polyphony’s foremost competitive gaming title, with high expectations from both the fans and from within our team.
From the start this title has been one of our most ambitious undertakings by using the latest technologies, such as physics-based rendering and sound simulations, and Scapes photo mode. In combining these features with a new Sport mode, we are offering a competitive gaming experience to truly reinvent what it means to be a racing game. We’ve been excited and humbled by the response each time that we’ve shared new gameplay with everyone.
However, as we approach our planned release date in November, we realize we need more time to perfect GT Sport, which we’ve already dedicated so much effort towards since announcing the title. We do not want to compromise the experience in any way. While we cannot confirm a new release date at this time, we are more committed than ever to making GT Sport the best Gran Turismo game to date.
GT Sport will continue to be shown at several gaming events around the world. I hope everyone has the opportunity to experience first-hand the yet-to-be revealed cutting edge experiences that will be achieved by GT Sport.
Thank you for all your continued support.”